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  • The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls

    The Importance of Counterflashing on Masonry Walls

    Counterflashing, also referred to as “cap” flashing, is the first line of defense against water infiltrating your building. Counterflashing is the piece of metal that is applied to the masonry wall designed to shed water off of the wall and down onto the roof surface. So, it’s critical that you choose the best counterflashing system… Read more »

  • Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

    Gutter Cleaning or Gutter Guards?

    Many homeowners are looking for a miracle product that will free them from ever having to clean their gutters again.  Some companies are actually claiming they have this miracle product! There are some good gutter cover designs; however, every gutter guard system we have tested (and we have tested a lot of them!) has pluses… Read more »

  • What size Gutter do I need?

    What size Gutter do I need?

    The roof is one of the most essential parts of a building as it protects, occupants, contents, and the interior of the structure from the elements. The roof drainage system (gutters) is equally important. Factors that must be considered in the design of roof drainage systems are the area to be drained, size of the… Read more »